We were looking for some new adventures close to home this summer so we decided to work on completing the Rideau Trail. The Rideau Trail is a 327 km trail over private and public land between Kingston and Ottawa. There are people who do the whole trail in one go but we are taking a more causal approach and doing the trail as day hikes. The trail is maintained by the Rideau Trail Association. This is a non-profit volunteer group and membership is only $26 a person so if you plan to hike the trail please give back by joining the Association.
When we joined the RTA we discovered that 2021 was the club’s 50th anniversary and they were having a 50 km Extreme Hiking Challenge to Celebrate. Trail runners were welcome to sign up as well. Although they stressed that this was not a race.
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